Walking Man is located barely in Washington in the small town of Stevenson. The brewpub is located at the foot of the “downtown” area. From street level there are steps that lead to the bar and courtyard. Most of the patrons were sitting outside in the courtyard just outside of the bar since the weather was nice. The bar area was dimly lit and rather small but with the combined outdoor seating seemed adequate. The service was good. The selection of beers was Walking Man only, many of which I did not find at other establishments in nearby Portland. I did not try the food. Reasonably priced. As far as I could tell this brewery does not bottle anything and is worth a stop to try some good beers that you are unlikely to find anywhere else.
This place is all about the beer. I live in Portland and I would say they make the best beer in the Pacific Northwest. The building is small and comfortable with some cool outdoor seating. Pretty small menu is just enough to satisfy while keeping the focus where it belongs. Every single beer they make is in my top 3 beers in that category. Well worth the 45 minute trip from PDX!
Jumped the river on a trip from Portland to Hood River. Small brew pub in a small downtown. We sat near the garden which was very relaxing. Basic pub grub fit the bill for us. Good brews and a casual atmosphere. Worth a visit.
Small, downstairs brewpub. All high-quality Walking Man brews on tap which is the main attraction to this place. We had gotten a really delicious pizza and some greasy pub fare appetizers. The entrees are only pizzas so don’t come hoping to get a sandwich or something. I was surprised they didn’t have any Homo Erectus on tap (maybe it’s a seasonal). The Jay Walker Imp. Stout did just fine though.
Recent visit during a stay in Hood River, which is about twenty miles up river on the Oregon side from Stevenson. I had the 10 beer sampler: 4 oz. of each of the ten beers they had on draft. Quite a good deal, especially concidering the quality of the beers. Had some of their fries which were excellent, but I can’t comment on the rest of the food. Sat on the patio which is quite nice with hop vines climbing up the building. Seemed to be a lot of locals there, which is always a good sign. The beers here are excellent, I would recommend it highly if you’re in the area.
BrewDad (464) Olympia, Washington | June 20, 2006| Updated May 29, 2012
[Fathers Day Brewery Tour 2006]
Stopped here after Full Sail. Had a tray of 10 samples that where awesome. The stout, porter and IPA all kicked A** The fries where awesome and a great place to sit and have a brew. Kids Are OK here also.
Couldn’t drive past on the way to Portland and not stop here! I recommend the Skamania gold course as well. Big sample tray. Amazingly they had run out of pizza on a Saturday night! The appetizers and other items were very good.
It’s all been said before. Very nice place in Stevenson. Prompt and friendly service. Ten selections of house beer on tap. Brewer/owner was OK with opening bottles brought in. Food is good. Beer is better. It is a beautiful drive getting there also.
This is a great place. Well worth the trip from Portland. Take the scenic route, out Hwy. 14, on the WA side of the Columbia. 10 beers on tap, most very good. Homo Rocks!! The brewer, Bob, is usually around in the afternoon. Food is ok, but not spectacular. This in combination with the Gorge and Full Sail, in Hood River, makes for one hell of a fine day. I’d suggest calling before visiting to verify hours.